friend H to the Marlene Dumas exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum. In between conservations, we hadn't seen each other for a while, we studied her magnificent work. So much emotion in such simple lines. Looks like it is so simple to replicate her technique. But when I tried next day, it appeared pretty difficult. But I love this way of painting and maybe, with some more practise, I could produce a piece to be happy about. After a wonderful birthday in Amsterdam, my family picked me up at the train station to have dinner with the four of us in the Verkadefabriek. It really was a great day!